Published in Cardiovascular Week, February 14th, 2005
According to research published in the journal Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, "Mean arterial pressure (MAP) has traditionally been derived from systolic and diastolic pressures, weighted 1/3 systolic and 2/3 diastolic. No correction is made for the increasing time dominance of systole with increasing heart rates."
M. Razminia and colleagues of Mt. Sinai Hospital Medical Center in Chicago continued, "In a previous study, we developed a new and more accurate heart rate-corrected MAP formula from central aorta pressure determinations...
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